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Workplace Health and Safety Signs

2 February 2024

Workplace health and safety signs are essential examples of work-related information. To make sure employees, visitors and contractors are aware of health and safety issues, employers are required to clearly display relevant health and safety information.


Safety Signs

The Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (Chapter 1 of Part 7: Safety Signs at Places of Work) apply to safety signs. The colour and shape of the safety signs are specified in this piece of legislation. They are as follows:

  • Prohibition: Red border and crossbar from top left to bottom right, on a white background (e.g., no smoking).
  • Mandatory: Circular in shape with a white symbol on a blue background (e.g., wear ear protection).
  • Safe Condition: Square or rectangular in shape, with a white symbol on a green background (e.g., first aid equipment).
  • Warning: Yellow triangle with a black border (e.g., slippery floor).
  • Information: Square or rectangular in shape, with a white symbol on a red background (e.g., fire extinguisher).


Additional Information

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has a number of useful resources. These resources can be accessed through the HSA website page Safety Signs.


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Proactive Health and Safety training is critical to ensure a safe workplace. An effective training program can reduce the number of worker injuries and deaths. It can also reduce instances of property damage, legal liability, illnesses, and missed time from work.

Health and Safety training helps establish a culture in which employees themselves help promote proper safety procedures while on the job. It is important that new employees be properly trained and embrace the importance of workplace safety. The role of training in developing and maintaining effective hazard control activities is a proven and successful method of intervention.

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